Report an exotic pest animal sighting

Agriculture Victoria is the lead agency for the management of declared exotic pest animals in Victoria.

A wide variety of animals are potential targets for the High Risk Invasive Animal (HRIA) project.

Any unusual, strange or exotic vertebrate animal, found or sighted in Victoria, should be reported to the Agriculture Victoria.

Three ways to report a sighting

Email

Email: highrisk.invasiveanimals@agriculture.vic.gov.au

When making a report remember to include the following details to help Agriculture Victoria officers to follow up on your report as quickly as possible:

  • your name
  • contact phone number
  • email address
  • name or brief description of the animal you wish to report
  • number of animals you have found or spotted
  • date and time of the sighting
  • location where the animal was found or spotted (specific references to streets or landmarks are helpful)
  • images

Call

Call the Agriculture Victoria Customer Service Centre 136 186.

Use our online form

You can submit your report or sighting using the form below. Fill out as much as possible and a member of the HRIA team will contact you directly.

Fields marked with * are mandatory

Cane toads

Unsure if you have found a cane toad? Compare cane toads with native frog before making your report!

Brown cane toad sitting on ground with green fern behind

Page last updated: 23 Jul 2020